Posted on: February 16th, 2009
Eyelid surgery is one of the most satisfying surgeries I perform. As we age, our forehead falls and we develop extra eyelid skin. This can, in extreme cases, interfere with our vision. This extra skin, usually with associated puffiness or fat, causes a tired appearance.
A one hour surgery corrects this problem. It can be done with local anesthesia or with sedation. The results are immediate. Pain and discomfort is minimal. The swelling and bruising is minimal after 1-2 weeks. Patients are back to work within a few days. My patients are extremely pleased with this procedure.
In some cases, insurance may cover this procedure. I would love to discuss this procedure with you.
Posted on: February 12th, 2009
A lot of women are candidates for breast lifts. Overtime and following childbirth, the breast envelope stretches causing breast ptosis or droopiness. Most women complain of the lack of upper pole fullness and the change in breast shape.
To correct these problems, a breast lift is required. The women must accept scars, either around the areola or in a lollipop or T-shape. In most cases, an implant is required to enhance the fullness in the upper breast. Textured implants are usually placed to help support the overlying breast tissue. Placing an implant without a lift will only cause larger, droopy breast. Overtime, as we age, the breast will continue to stretch. This may require a secondary procedure to re-tighten the breast skin.
Posted on: February 11th, 2009
With the current economic conditions, people are afraid to spend a lot of money on plastic surgery. However, people continue to age and the lines, wrinkles and loose skin progress. A simplified face procedure can be done under local anesthesia and a weekend of downtime. This involves a tightening of the facial skin with a small incision in the hairline and lines of the preauricular area.
The results of this procedure along with facial fillers are quite pleasing. This approach allows the patient to enhance their appearance, feel better and with minimal cost and downtime.
Posted on: February 9th, 2009
Many patients think that recovery from breast augmentation is 4-6 weeks. My patients, in most cases, can return to work in 3 to 5 days. The key to a fast recovery is the surgeons technique. By a meticulous, bloodless dissection, a pain pump postoperatively, and intraoperative marcaine in the breast pocket, patients have minimal pain and bruising. Ice packs over the breasts after surgery minimize the swelling and discomfort. Most patients are amazed by their fast recovery and minimal pain.
Posted on: February 9th, 2009
After performing over 1.000 liposuction procedures, I have found this surgery to achieve the results patients desire. Many of us would like to remove the unwanted bulges in our thighs, arms, flanks, abdomen and back. Unfortunately, diet and exercise will not remove these unwanted fat deposits in all cases. Liposuction is the solution in these patients. With minimal downtime, bruising, pain, and 1 to 2 hours of surgery, these unwanted areas are removed. The final results are lasting and the complications rare. It is exciting for me to see such happy people following this procedure.
Posted on: February 5th, 2009
Patients ask me why my tummy tucks are better than others. I tell my patients that the contour of their abdomen following my procedure is smooth and tight with fine scars. It is important to combine liposuction with this procedure to develop the nice female curves and softness. All sutures are placed beneath the skin, minimizing the scar. The key to this procedure is attention to detail and avoiding the stigmata of tummy tuck’s (dog ears, irregularities, wide scars and poorly placed scars).
Also, our surgicenter is state of the art with an outstanding board certified anesthesiologist with 20 years of experience. Aftercare is provided by a RN who gives one on one care. This provides us the optimal safety situation.
I would love to discuss this procedure with you.
Robert M. Wald Jr., M.D. is an experienced Orange County plastic surgeon with board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and a practice located in Fullerton. He offers several procedures, including facelift surgery, breast enhancement, and body contouring. A Fullerton breast implants and breast reduction surgeon, Dr. Wald provides women with results that are natural-looking and flattering. Also a Fullerton liposuction and tummy tuck specialist, he helps both male and female patients attain improved body definition and a more attractive shape. If you would like to meet with Dr. Wald, please schedule an initial consultation today.